Chapter 4.68
LANDSCAPE REVIEW BOARD

Sections:

4.68.010    Board – Established.

4.68.020    Terms and qualifications.

4.68.030    Duties, powers and responsibilities.

4.68.040    Appeals.

4.68.010 Board – Established.

There is created a landscape review board consisting of five members, serving without compensation, to be appointed by the mayor subject to confirmation by the borough assembly. (Ord. 2007-04 § 5, 2007. 2004 Code § 2.105.010.)

4.68.020 Terms and qualifications.

A. The membership of the board shall, if possible, consist of three architects, landscape architects or other individuals with expertise in landscaping. Of the five members first appointed, one shall be appointed for one year, two for two years, and two for three years; thereafter, appointments to the commission shall be for three years except where an interim appointment is necessary to complete the term of a commissioner who resigns or dies while in office.

B. The landscape review board shall be available to meet and render a decision upon five days’ public notice. (Ord. 2007-04 § 5, 2007. 2004 Code § 2.105.020.)

4.68.030 Duties, powers and responsibilities.

The landscape review board shall have the following duties, powers and responsibilities:

A. Act when requested in an advisory capacity to the borough assembly on landscaping and urban beautification matters.

B. The power necessary to perform all tasks legally required to be performed by the board subject to the applicant’s right of appeal to the board of adjustment.

C. Advise owners of private property in relation to beautification of such property when anyone contemplating the erection of any building or the making of any improvement submits the plans and designs or sketches thereof to the commission for advice and suggestions for which no charge shall be made by the commission.

D. Cooperate with other borough boards and commissions to promote plans and programs aesthetically compatible with policies and programs of the board.

E. Make recommendations to the planning commission and assembly regarding the designation and placement of property within the special landscape area overlay zone.

F. Adopt and subsequently amend a landscape manual. (Ord. 2007-04 § 5, 2007. 2004 Code § 2.105.030.)

4.68.040 Appeals.

Decisions of the landscape review board shall be appealed to the board of adjustment using the appeal procedure and process provided in Chapter 4.24 FNSBC. (Ord. 2016-40 § 27, 2016; Ord. 2007-04 § 5, 2007. 2004 Code § 2.105.040.)